Fall 2015 Office Hours:
Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, Criminal Law,
Judicial Process, Corrections
Because of his duty in the military, Dr. Parke was engaged in the professional study of terrorism prior to September 11th, 2001. In 2001, Dr. Parke was a member of a Joint Task Force charged with responding to weapons of mass destruction on short notice. On September 12th, 2001, when there were no commercial planes flying, Dr. Parke flew into upstate New York (Stewart Army Airfield) and had a police escort into downtown New York City. His positions in the U.S. Army culminated with his selection as the Staff Judge Advocate for Joint Task Force – Guantanamo. As the SJA for JTF-GTMO, Dr. Parke was the principal legal advisor to the Commander on all matters relating to detention and intelligence gathering operations. Leading and mentoring a jointly staffed office comprised of six attorney and eight paralegals, Dr. Parke also acted as the primary liaison to the International Committee of the Red Cross and led the litigation support provided to the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice for ongoing habeas corpus litigation.
"Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow."